Skirmish is a meeting place for people working in game development. Regardless of your type of skill and work you do, this is the place to create a portfolio for yourself, show your work, get followers and feedback, and connect with other developers, to make great games.
Basically anyone who works in game development is welcome. That includes game designers (ofcourse), programmers, artists, animators, testers, writers, actors, composers, sound designers, publishers, or anything else relating to game development.
Sure! You can signup as a Gamer rather than a Developer. That will allow you to follow game developers, like their work, and comment on it. Few restrictions will apply, like the ability to upload content. This is preserved for people working on game development. But if you start to work on games, you can always request to change into a developer, and we'd be happy to do it.
Jacob Minkoff, the lead designer on Uncharted 3 and and The Last Of Us, once said "You wanna make it as easy as possible for them to see your work, quickly decide that it’s good, and give you a call.". This is in a nutshell what we want to help you do here. You start by creating your profile, upload your work, gain followers and reputation, and get found more easily by game publishers and indie devs seeking your kind of skills. For people working on their own games, there is also the added value of building gamer fanbase, and getting feedback and anticipation for your game. You can also quickly seek the skill you need to hire.
There are two main differences from our point of view. First is that, this site is aimed at people in game development only. So designers and programmers not into game development won't join, giving more focus to those who are. Second is that, unlike many other game developer sites which seem to focus on programmers and artists, we're targeting everyone in game development. Whether you're musician, sound designer, voice actor, tester, writer, translator, producer, or anything else, you're welcome to join. As long as your work relates to game development, we want to see it.
Basically, anything related to game development. It can be your recent artwork, an interview about your game design, a tutorial, game play video. You get the idea. You can '
can post in image, video, or audio format.
Yes we do allow it. However it's up to you to decide who can comment. You can restrict comments to developers only, who are more likely to have compassion for your work, or you can disable comments completely if you like.
You can use our messaging service, or see if he provided any contact details on his profile page.
You can signup as a developer, and then click the Add New Game link at the top to create a page for your game.
No. The site is FREE to use. In the future, we might add premium features for a small annual fee, or introduce job ads which are paid for. We will keep however all current features free, and keep adding to the free set of features as well. We understand making a game is already hard and costly thing, and we're trying to be as helpful as possible. We love playing great games at the end of the day.
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